In 19 major emergencies worldwide, we responded quickly with interventions like clean water, nourishing food, safe shelter, and protection for children from harm and exploitation. Often, we were already working in the area, so were among the first to the scene.
Responding to Emergencies
Rami always cried when he saw a plane, but now he knows they won’t hurt him. He loves his Early Childhood Education Centre and is learning how to read.– Amani, mother of Rami, 3, Lebanon
All children deserve to live without fear. This year, we brought new hope to children living in 11 of the world’s most dangerous places, including those who have become refugees in their flight to find safety. In countries everywhere, World Vision answers the call for help in emergencies caused by natural disasters and civil conflicts.
Ways in which you helped impact lives for good:
As humanitarian access to families trapped in northern Syria increased, we worked with Syrian NGO partners to serve 206,923 people in desperate need. 4,647 children and youth found respite in our child-friendly spaces, where they could receive much-needed support and protection.
The El Nino weather phenomenon made living off the land impossible, forcing families around the world into crisis. World Vision assisted 4,172,569 people with help such as emergency food and nutrition, improved food security, and access to clean water.
You helped us empower mothers in Afghanistan, equipping women elected by their communities to teach others about child and maternal health. Our 4 mobile health clinics reached 48,045 people displaced by conflict, providing critical care to families in need.
The noodle factories we supported in North Korea created nourishment for 42,146 children in kindergartens and nursery schools. A steady food supply can improve children’s health, preventing many long- and short-term health problems.
As the Zika virus continued to spread, we helped to control mosquito-breeding sites, to educate children about staying safe from infection, and to monitor pregnant women for symptoms. Together with community partners, we reached 434,569 people in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
When a violent earthquake rocked communities on the west coast of Ecuador, we helped 15,189 families survive in the months that followed. Thanks to you, we delivered 3,048 shelter kits, giving children a place to lay their heads in the immediate aftermath.